Chapter in A Dissertation presented to the Faculty of Princeton University
As human encroachment into elephant rangelands restricts elephant movements, it is increasingly critical to identify elephant range needs, and the effects of barriers to movements for the purpose of planning conservation areas. Home ranges and movements were documented for six African elephants in a small protected area comprising mixed tropical forest, woodland and open habitats. Data were collected using four conventional VHF radio tracking system (Telonics) collars on two cows and two bulls, and LOTEK GPS radio collars on one bull and one cow. None of the collars performed as well as was expected, however, the LOTEK GPS collars provided far superior data to the conventional VHF system.